Over the course of the past week, a lot has been said about the changes to American society over the past 50 years. The other day when I picked up the new Vanity Fair, it was brought home once again how different things are now.
When talking about 60s music, there are many great names you can throw out, but one word will touch a nerve with everyone, Motown. The music that came out of the Motor City, to be more specific, out of Barry Gordy's little studio there, touched the world, it brought together both white and black at a time that the nation was very divided and it lives on today as new generations love it and are influenced by it just as much as their parents and grandparents. Its amazing music and an amazing story and Gordy and others offered up an excellent oral history in VF, as well as classic photos of the players by THE American photographer, Annie Liebovitz